Johnny Depp’s lawyers absorb failed to discontinue the American actor’s ex-wife, Amber Heard, from attending his libel trial against the British tabloid newspaper The Sun unless she is named to give proof.
In a courtroom expose published on Saturday, trial assume Andrew Nicol mentioned that instead of Heard from the London courtroom before she testifies in the case “would inhibit the defendants in the behavior of their protection.”
Depp, 57, is suing The Sun’s publisher, Recordsdata Crew Newspapers, and Executive Editor Dan Wootton over a 2018 article claiming the actor turned into violent and abusive to Heard. He strongly denies the allegations.
Depp’s lawyers had asked the assume to learn Heard from attending the trial unless the 34-yr-historic actress and mannequin seems to be to be to give proof, arguing that her testimony shall be more decent if she weren’t latest in courtroom when Depp turned into being substandard-examined.
The assume successfully-known it is Recordsdata Crew and Wootton, and no longer Heard, that are defending the deliver, whereas conceding they shall be relying “heavily” on what Heard says.
The trial, which turned into postponed from March thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, is scheduled to originate Tuesday and to final three weeks.
Diverse witnesses are likely to incorporate Depp’s ex-companions Vanessa Paradis and Winona Ryder, who absorb each submitted statements supporting the “Pirates of the Caribbean” megastar.